GPS Tracking Device Put on Last Known White Giraffe in Effort to Protect It From Poachers
The white male giraffe now only remains after a female and her calf were killed by poachers in March, the Ishaqbini Hirola Community Conservancy said in a statement Tuesday.
The GPS tracking device was attached to one of the animal’s horns and will send a signal every hour to alert wildlife rangers to its location so they can keep a close eye on it.
The white male giraffe is now the last of its kind after a female and her calf were killed by poachers in March, the Ishaqbini Hirola Community Conservancy said in a statement Tuesday.
The white giraffe has a rare genetic trait called leucism, which causes the albino-like color. As a result, it sticks out in arid Kenya, making it vulnerable to poachers.
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